Tales From The Hood (1995)

The Simms Funeral Home from the 1995 horror anthology from “Tales From the Hood” can be found in the historic Angelino Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

LOCATION: 1345 Kellam Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Duke Metger, played by Corbin Bernsen, plays a racist running for governor. Duke’s home was filmed at the Banning House in Wilmington, California.  Built in 1863, the property was also seen in the 1992 Danny Aiello film “Ruby,” as well as 1998’s “Primary Colors” and the TV shows “Quantum Leap” and “Bronk.”  The house currently operates as a museum and is open the the public.

primarycolors1

LOCATION: 401 E M St, Wilmington, CA 90744

The Gambler (2014)

In the 2014 film “The Gambler,” Jim Bennett, played by Mark Wahlberg, lives in this home, located in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles. The house is slightly tricky to find. N Beverly Glen Blvd is a very busy street and there’s no immediate spot to turn once you reach the house. Instead, you actually turn near 795 N Beverly Glen Blvd, which looks like a private driveway, but actually has a path that leads up to several other homes, including this one. There’s also a foot path that leads up. The other homes tucked away in this little area are also very interesting.

LOCATION: 821 N Beverly Glen Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Eraserhead (1977)

David Lynch’s 1977 directorial debut “Eraserhead” was shot around Los Angeles, California. During the opening of the film, The Man in the Planet, played by Jack Fisk, is seen moving levers in a room by a window. This scene was filmed in an upstairs room inside the stables of the famed Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The stables are separate from the main house and the building sits much closer to the road. Quite a bit of the film was in fact shot in and around the mansion’s stables, as the property was leased at the time by the American Film Institute, which partially funded the film. Now known as the Carriage House, Lynch actually lived in the stables for a time during production.

LOCATION: 509 Doheny Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Henry Spencer, played by Jack Nance, begins his walk home through this tunnel, located in Downtown Los Angeles. Lynch returned to this area, shooting mere blocks away for some scenes in “Wild At Heart.”

LOCATION: 504 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The construction site Henry walks though on his way home was shot on what would become the Beverly Center, a large shopping mall near Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The entire area obviously looks much different now.

LOCATION: 8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Related articles: Wild At Heart (1990), Lost Highway (1997), Mullholland Drive (2001), Twin Peaks

Malignant (2021)

The 2021 James Wan horror film “Malignant” is set in Seattle, Washington. While some scenes did shoot there, a good portion of the film was shot in Southern California. Madison, played by Annabelle Wallis, lives in this home, which can be found in Pasadena.

LOCATION: 510 Lockehaven St, Pasadena, CA 91105

As is the case with most films set in Seattle, the famous Space Needle appears in an establishing shot of the city.

LOCATION: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

Dr. Florence Weaver, played by Jacqueline McKenzie, lives at this home, located in Altadena.

LOCATION: 1686 Homewood Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

The exterior of the police station can be found in Downtown Los Angeles. The same building can be seen in the film “Velvet Buzzsaw.”

velvetbuzzsaw1

LOCATION: 1200 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Madison has visions of a murder and leads police to the “Silvercup” Apartments sign. The sign was a visual effect added by the production and does not exist at the real building.

LOCATION: 841 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

The crime scene is one building over to the left.

LOCATION: 855 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

The Pike Place Public Market Center makes a brief appearance as Madison drives with her sister Sydney, played by Maddie Hasson.

LOCATION: Pike St / 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Madison has visions of another murder at this building in Downtown L.A.

LOCATION: 217 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Flashdance (1983)

The 1983 Adrian Lyne drama “Flashdance” tells the story of an aspiring dancer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The film itself split production between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, California. Alex Owens, played by Jennifer Beals, works at Mawby’s Bar. The location has since been remodeled, but can be found in Downtown Los Angeles near Skid Row. The 1985 sequel “Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment” also filmed at the same location.

LOCATION: 229 Boyd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Alex backs out of a dance audition at the famed Carnegie Museum & Library in Pittsburgh. The same building appears in the films “The Silence Of The Lambs” and “Pretty Woman,” with the latter using actual footage from this film.

LOCATION: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hanna Long, played by Lilia Skala, lives at this home, also located in Pittsburgh.

LOCATION: 2100 Sidney St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The exterior of the Zanzibar strip club location can be found in Downtown Los Angeles. It is actually part of the property of the infamous Cecil Hotel. The interior was located at 365 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

LOCATION: 640 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Nick Hurley, played by Michael Nouri, lives in this home, located in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 440 S June St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Alex exits Nick’s car at the Second Street Tunnel in Downtown L.A.  This is a popular filming location, appearing in such films as “The Terminator,” “Kill Bill,” “Demolition Man,” “Blade Runner,” “Con Air,” “Independence Day” and many more.

theterminator10

LOCATION: 620 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The famous final audition sequence was shot inside the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Downtown L.A. The building has been featured in numerous films, including “Inspector Gadget,” “Back To School,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Stand And Deliver” and more.

LOCATION: 1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Ouija (2014)

The 2014 horror film “Oujia” was filmed in Southern California. The house of Debbie Galardi, played by Shelley Hennig, can be found in Highland Park. The same home appeared in the film “Phantasm II.”

LOCATION: 5915 Echo St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Just a few houses up on the opposite side of the road is the home of the medium

LOCATION: 5940 Echo St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Laine Morris, played by Olivia Cooke, lives at this home, located in Altadena.

LOCATION: 480 Deodara Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

Unlawful Entry (1992)

The 1992 thriller “Unlawful Entry,” starring Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta and Madeleine Stowe, was filmed in Southern California. The house where Michael and Karen Carr, played by Russell and Stowe, live can be found near the Hancock Park neighborhood.

LOCATION: 546 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Unfortunately, trees now obscure part of the front of the home.

Michael’s club is The Mayan, a popular music venue in Downtown L.A.

LOCATION: 1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The police station can also be found in Downtown L.A. The building has been featured in countless films and television series, including “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Divergent,” “The Muppets,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “License To Drive,” “Wrath Of Man,” “The Negotiator,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Child’s Play 2” and dozens more.

LOCATION: 635 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Strange Days (1995)

The 1995 Kathryn Bigelow film “Strange Days” is set in the last two days of 1999 in Los Angeles, California. Lenny, played by Ralph Fiennes, uses an illegal electronic device known as a SQUID that records memories onto a disc. On one of these discs, Lenny plays back memories of his ex-girlfriend Faith, played by Juliette Lewis, skating at Venice Beach.

LOCATION: Near Market St / Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

The area has changed a bit, but the Sidewalk Cafe is visible in the background, which is still there. The same cafe was seen in the film “Southland Tales.”

Lenny and Mace, played by Angela Bassett, pick up Mr. Fumitsu at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. The hotel has been featured in numerous other films, such as “Get Shorty,” “The Player,” “Wayne’s World 2,” the 2003 remake of “The Italian Job” and many more.

LOCATION: 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The murder scene involving the killer climbing from one room to another from the balconies was filmed at the Andaz West Hollywood (8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069), which was given the fictional name Sunset Regent. The hotel has also been featured in such films as “Almost Famous” and “This Is Spinal Tap” and has quite a history with rock stars committing various acts of debauchery.

Jeriko One, played by Glenn Plummer, gets pulled over by police under the 6th St Bridge below E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, which has since been demolished.

The climax of the film was shot at the Westin Bonaventure, which is one of the most frequently filmed locations in all of Los Angeles. Countless other movies have filmed there, such as “True Lies,” “In the Line of Fire,” “Interstellar,” “Rain Man,” “Lethal Weapon 2,” “Forget Paris,” “Nick of Time,” “Hard to Kill,” ‘Playing God” and many more.

LOCATION: 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles is seen as the streets are filled with thousands of people celebrating the end of 1999.

LOCATION: 633 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The police shootout at the end was filmed on S Broadway in Downtown L.A., with the Palace Theatre visible in the background.

LOCATION: 630 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Related articles: Point Break (1991)

Our House

The television series “Our House,” starring Wilford Brimley, Deidre Hall and Shannen Doherty, ran from 1986 to 1988. The Witherspoon family house from the show can be found in Los Angeles, California.

LOCATION: 158 S Kingsley Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90004